This will be the year that I get a snowmelt system.
For too long I have gone without a heated driveway.
In my area it is snowy and cold most of the year. I also have a pretty long drive to work. I need to get up early in order to shower, have breakfast and drive to the office. I always add an extra thirty minutes to that routine once it gets cold. I need to shovel a path to my car, brush the snow off of it and start the car heater. While the car heating system works to remove the ice from the windshield, I can shower and get ready. By the time I hop in the car, it is perfectly heated and ready to go. I tried just doing an automatic start and having the heater cranked. I thought maybe that would suffice and I could sleep longer. No, the path to my car was still loaded with snow and the snow on the car never melted. A snowmelt system takes piping connected to a boiler system and goes within your driveway pavement. Hot water from the boiler then flows through the pipes and heats the driveway. It will melt the snow, and heat objects touching the driveway like the car. I wouldn’t need to make a path or even scrape. I also wouldn’t need to pre-heat my car if I didn’t want to. The expense no longer will be quite high since I upgraded to a boiler a year ago. Now I just need the HVAC contractor willing to do it and the pipes.